My boys and I did not like this book at all.
A penguin spends most of the book complaining why he does not like being a penguin. His bad attitude and pessimistic outlook are quite overwhelming. Mr. John certainly does an excellent job portraying a whiny, spoiled kid (although in this case, a penguin).
I could see using this book to show a child who has a continual bad attitude how it may feel to be around him/her.
My youngest thought the book was boring.
The cover is adorable.
-Borrowed from the library.